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CAUTION Always wear eye protection and protective gloves when removing or working with mirror glass.
Fig. Carefully squeeze the mirror glass until the base has bottomed, then use a suitable wide faced prytool to release the upper and lower retainers
Fig. Once the mirror is released, if it is a heated mirror, disconnect the 2 electrical connectors
Fig. To install, seat the mirror onto its base and squeeze from the center top and bottom until it is fully seated
Removal & InstallationMotor
Fig. View of the mirror cover bolt (1), cover (2), mounting bolts (3) and mirror (4)
Fig. Remove the interior cover
Fig. Pull back the insulation
Fig. Remove the mirror support screws
Fig. Remove the mirror adjustment knob
FIG : Exploded view of the outside mirror assembly
Fig. Exploded view of the outside mirror assembly
The outside mirror housing car be removed separately from the mirror assembly on 1998-00 Passat models and A4 models.